George Michael's sister, Melanie, passed away on Christmas Day, exactly three years after her brother's death. She was found by her older sister Yioda Panayiotou at her home in London.
She and her brother were close, and Melanie was left part of estate after death.
She has spoken fondly of her brother in the past, and just days ago released a joint statement in which she told his fans that their kind messages 'lift us when things are tough'.
Her lawyer confirmed the 'sudden' death on behalf of her family
We are so sad to hear this news.